Top 50 Golf Courses in the Midwest, according to GOLF experts.

The views from the corner of CapRock Ranch are fantastic.

Brian Or

GOLF magazine recently presented its 2022-23 ranking of the top 100 courses in the USA But why stop there? To better highlight the scale of epic golf in the country, we’ve divided the country into four regions and ranked the top 50 players in each region. Bottom line: Whichever part of the US you call home, you won’t be short of world-class options. Below you will find 50 of the best courses in the West.

Other regional rankings: Top 50 in the Northeast | Top 50 in the South East | Top 50 in the West

The golf season may not be as long in the Midwest as it is in other parts of the United States, but all it does is create demand. Two-time US Open champion Andy North once put it perfect in a GOLF magazine: “If the weather is fine in April, you won’t be able to scare people away.”

Yes, the Midwest is rampant, and for good reason. The region offers an incredible range of options. Blended with 24 of the top 100 courses in the country, the Midwest boasts classics like Chicago Golf Club—one of the five founding clubs of the USGA—as well as contemporary masterpieces like CapRock Ranch, which debuts at #59 in the nation. . Now that you know their names as well as when to visit – from May to September – your favorite place – booking a trip is all you have left to do.

50 Best Golf Courses in the Midwest

1. Sand Hills – Mullen, Nebraska (Bill Kuhr/Ben Crenshaw, 1994)

The grandeur of the Sand Hills

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2. Chicago, Georgia, Wheaton, Illinois (C. B. Macdonald, 1985; Seth Raynor, 1923)

3 Prairie Dunes – Hutchinson, Kansas (Perry Maxwell, 1937; Press Maxwell, 1957)

4. Oakland Hills – South – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Donald Ross, 1917)

Oakland Hill is a Michigan state institution.

Larry Lambert

5. Crystal Downs – Frankfurt, Michigan (Aleister Mackenzie/Perry Maxwell, 1932)

6. Southern Hills – Tulsa, Oklahoma (Perry Maxwell, 1936)

7. Shoreacres – Lake Bluff, Illinois (Seth Raynor, 1921)

8. Inverness-Toledo, Ohio (Donald Ross, 1919; Andrew Green, 2017)

9. Camargo – Cincinnati, Ohio (Seth Raynor, 1926)

10 Muirfield Village – Dublin, Ohio (Jack Nicklaus, 1974-2020)

11. Golf Club – New Albany, Ohio (Pet Dye, 1967)

12. Whistling Strait – Haven, Wisconsin. (Pete Dye, 1998)

13. CapRock Ranch – Valentine, Nebraska (Gil Hance/Jim Wagner, 2021)

14. Polar Bear Yacht – White Bear Lake, Minnesota (William Watson, 1915)

15 Moraine – Kettering, Ohio (Alex Campbell, 1930)

Morena from above.

John Cavalier

16. Shioto – Columbus, Ohio (Donald Ross, 1916; Andrew Green, 2021)

17. Milwaukee – River Hills, Wisconsin (CH Alison, 1929)

18. Lawsonia – Links – Green Lake, Wisc. (Bill Langford/Ted Moreau, 1930)

19. St. Louis CC – St. Louis, Missouri (SB Macdonald, 1914)

20. Kingsley – Kingsley, Michigan (Mike DeVries, 2001)

21 Prairie Club – The Dunes – Valentine, Nebraska (Tom Lehman/Chris Brands, 2010)

The Dunes course at the Prairie Club.

Brian Or

22. Davenport – Pleasant Valley, Iowa (CH Alison, 1924; Forse Golf Design, 2014)

23. Brookside – Canton, Ohio (Donald Ross, 1922)

24. Sandy Valley – Sandy Valley – Nikus, Wisconsin (Bill Kuhr/Ben Crenshaw, 2017)

25. Trinity Forest – Dallas, TX

26. Interlachen – Edina, Minnesota.

27. Erin Hills – Erin, Wisconsin

28. Sand Valley – Mammoth Dunes – Nikus, Wisconsin.

29. Old Elm – Highland Park, Illinois.

30. Farmer – Homer, Nebraska.

31. Cedar Rapids – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

32. Forest Dunes – Loop – Roscommon, Michigan.

It’s not hard to imagine how Forest Dunes can play in every direction.

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33. Gloomy River – Red – Mullen, Nebraska.

34. Whispering Pines – Trinity, Texas

35. Omaha — Omaha, Nebraska.

36. Olympia Fields – North – Olympia Fields, Illinois.

Some of the best players in the world have regularly visited Olympia Fields North Course during the PGA Tour.

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Billy Horschel plays from the rolling fairways of Olympia Fields North Field.

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37. Harvester – Rhodes, Iowa

38. Beverly – Chicago, Illinois.

39. TXO (formerly Wolf Point) – Port Lavaca, Texas

40. Kirtland – Willoughby, Ohio

41. Downtime — Lexington, K.y.

42. Ozarks National at Big Cedar Lodge – Hollister, MO.

Walk along the 6th street of the Ozark National.

Evan Schiller

43. Pine Hills – Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

44. Austin Golf Club – Austin, Texas

45. Medina #3 — Medina, Illinois.

46. ​​Franklin Hills – Farmington Hills, Michigan.

47. Black Wolf Run – River – Kohler, Wisconsin.

Black Wolf Run

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48. Canterbury — Beechwood, Ohio

49. Brooke Hollow – Dallas, Texas

50. Bloomfield Hills – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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